ancestor

All Noun
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  • Info An ancestor or forebear is a parent or (recursively) the parent of an ancestor (i.e., a grandparent, great-grandparent, great-great-grandparent, and so forth).
  • From their union came the ancestors of various wild and war-like races.
  • Also many extended families chose the names of the native places of their ancestors.
  • They are the ancestors of a large part of the population of the province.
  • A few of the early animals appear possibly to be ancestors of modern animals.
  • They are probably similar to the common ancestor of the two groups.
  • As such, both children are ancestors to the current British royal family.
  • Since this class is an ancestor of every other class, such methods can be called on any object.
  • These were originally considered primitive, but it now appears they developed from more complex ancestors.
  • A given programming language does not usually have a single ancestor language.
  • This was followed a half billion years later by the last common ancestor of all life.
  • The ancestors would bring cattle with them to replace those that had been killed.
  • Though they are all race games they cannot be direct ancestors of backgammon.
  • The end of the ancestor's career had been in keeping with its character and course. Cited from Over the Pass, by Frederick Palmer
  • During the ice ages, the population of the common ancestor of both species was split into two.
  • Her name is present in many of her female ancestors and descendants.
  • This chief head is the oldest living son of the ancestor of the local branch of the family.
  • There he found the green wild country again, a forest like his pioneer ancestor's. Cited from The Reign Of Law, by James Lane Allen
  • If the method works, it can simply be dragged back into the ancestor.
  • They lived on the land that their ancestors did.
  • This hypothesized ancestor likely split into two branches about six million years later.
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Words starting with ancestor

Meaning of ancestor

  • noun Someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)